Danny Shelton isn’t gonna let something like being required to stay home stop him from keeping in shape.
Tori Petry for detroitlions.com went one-on-one (virtually, of course, social isolation style) with the new defensive tackle on Monday.
Shelton, who is signing a two-year deal worth $8 million with the Detroit Lions, was originally drafted in the first round by the Cleveland Browns in 2015. The New England Patriots acquired him in a trade in 2018, and though they declined the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, they signed him to a one-year contract in 2019 before letting him hit free agency.
“The opportunity to contribute to this team, with the history, with what Matty P is building is there—it’s something that is just exciting and you want to just dive in and help as much as you can,” he said.
During the interview, Shelton describes his at-home quarantine workouts. It includes putting on his weighted vest and with one of his four dogs, Mojo, running his 40-yard inclined driveway
“We just run that, do a couple sets of that, and we have our medicine ball. We’ll go out in the front driveway ... do some explosive work,” he said.
Pair that with a couple laps around the house, rope work, dumbbells, you name it, Shelton stays he’s staying in shape.
“Last but not least, I have my yard work that I have to do,” Shelton joked. “Lot of wood to chop up. We have landscaping projects.”
Watch the full interview here:
And onto the rest of your notes:
- If you missed it, there was also a one-on-one with new defensive tackle Nick Williams:
- Better or worse? Justin Rogers for The Detroit News evaluates the Lions after the first round of free agency.
- Kirkland Crawford of the Detroit Free Press does the same, also looking at what some national sports media had to say.
- New safety Jayron Kearse says he’s excited to get to know Detroit:
- Frank Ragnow on what he’s doing during the quarantine, and he also has a positive message for Lions fans.